The Y-NEX MOOC on Mobile Journalism started on 23 January 2017 as a scheduled MOOC running week by week. The scheduled MOOC Programme closed on May 29 2017 but the MOOC stays open so that you still can participate, consult all the materials, take the lessons and submit your assignments if you like. This MOOC is now running as a self learning programme, that you can take at your own pace and time. This means that the Y-NEX MOOC is running as a free and open learning resource from now on. The Y-NEX partners are committed to supporting the MOOC continuously.
NOTE: Assignments are still being assessed: you can submit your assignment at any time whenever you are ready to submit. The assessments will be sent by the Y-NEX tutors but they may take a few days.
NOTE: Certification will be done periodically. At the end of each quarter (30 Sept, 31 Dec, 31 March, 30 June) the Y-NEX partnership will take stock of the submissions up until then and distribute the badges and certificates accordingly.
Are you interested in mobile and citizen journalism? Do you have a need to improve your skills in producing news items and reports on your mobile phone based on what is happening in your community? Would you like to know more about what it is to be a journalist reporting on issues and concerns that are important to you and your peers?
If your answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’ - then check out this Y-NEX MOOC on Mobile Journalism (MoJo) . This MOOC is made up of six modules:
Each module represents approximately a 16 hour learner workload. During this MOOC you will learn about the basic tools and skills that a mobile journalist needs to create engaging reports using video, audio and photos. You will explore the notion of media literacy and what it means to be literate in our fast-paced media-saturated world. You will learn about story-telling and what it takes to create successful reports as well as what you need to take into account when it comes to ethical issues and intellectual property rights. You will also learn about successful project development, finding ways to put your new skills into practice and exploring how you can earn an income as a mobile journalist.
This MOOC is aimed at youth workers and staff who work in organisations concerned with youth empowerment. It is also aimed at high-school pupils, students, trainees, volunteers and unemployed young people who are interested in becoming mobile journalists. No previous knowledge is required, just an interest in communication through mobile journalism.
Individual Y-NEX badges will be awarded for each module to everyone who completes all related assignments. On top of this, everyone who successfully earns all 6 badges will be awarded with a certificate of completion. Certification will be done periodically. At the end of each quarter (30 Sept, 31 Dec, 31 March, 30 June) the Y-NEX partnership will take stock of the submissions up until then and distribute the badges and certificates accordingly.
This MOOC is organised by the Y-NEX partnership. Y-NEX is a European project supported under the Erasmus+ programme and is all about giving young people a voice through mobile journalism (MoJo) to help them participate more fully in society. By building up their skills in using simple commonplace devices to create and publish news stories, Y-NEX aims to empower young people to become more active citizens, reporting on issues and topics of concern in their daily lives and the communities in which they live.